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NAVA Book Club

What actions do we need to take to ensure Indigenous artists’ rights are protected? How do critical Indigenous methodologies change the ways we work? Discuss these questions and more at NAVA Book Club on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 October coinciding with VOLUME 2017 | Another Art Book Fair.

3pm - 6pm Friday 13 October:

Fake Art Harms Culture

Join Gabrielle Sullivan, CEO of the Indigenous Art Code, and Bibi Barba, artist and Arts Law's Artist in the Black Coordinator, in a discussion about the Fake Art campaign, contributing to the current Inquiry into inauthentic Aboriginal ‘style’ art and other ways we can contribute to a more ethical arts environment.

12pm - 2pm Saturday 14 October:

Valuing Art, Respecting Culture

Join us in the Artspace Ideas Platform with artist and NAVA member Nadeena Dixon; artist and NAVA Board member Amala Groom; co-author of NAVA's 2001 publication Valuing Art, Respecting Culture Doreen Mellor, to discuss Indigenous protocols, current policies, methodologies and actions to take to respect the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

3pm - 6pm Friday 13 October & 11am - 6pm Saturday 14 October:

Archie Moore

Attendees are encouraged to join a more general open discussion in the NAVA Office and create slogans and banners that express their sentiments on these issues. These banners will be photographed and published in a book that will be broadly distributed for arts advocacy purposes.

Image: Archie Moore as part of NAVA's State Your Purpose, 2015. Photo Tanja Bruckner.


NAVA Office, Level 1, The Gunnery 43-51 Cowper Wharf Rd Woolloomooloo NSW.

If you are unable to attend the event but would like to contribute to the book with text, imagery or a slogan, please email by 5pm Friday 13 October 2017.

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